Young sumo wrestlers in elementary school compete during the Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship, a regional tournament in Kawasaki, Tokyo.
Please click on the images for a better look at the young sumo wrestlers.
IMAGE: Young sumo wrestlers grapple in the ring. All Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
IMAGE: The young wrestlers wait for their bouts.
IMAGE: A bout in progress.
IMAGE: Awwww…. a wrestler cries after losing his bout.
IMAGE: Sumo prodigy Kyuta Kumagai, 10 years old and 85 kg, gets ready to show off his prowess.
A stiff contest…
IMAGE: A fierce battle is on…
IMAGE: Kyuta Kumagai warms up as he watches other bouts.
IMAGE: Father Taisuke Kumagai adjusts son Kyuta’s loincloth, called a mawashi.
IMAGE: Taisuke Kumagai pats son Kyuta’s head after the 10 year old won his age group competition. No surprises there!
Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com
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